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’35 storm most powerful ever

The Category 5 1935 Labor Day Hurricane is still the most powerful storm ever to strike North America. While the killer hurricane accounted for approximately 500 fatalities,...
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Rachel Crane creating happiness while saving the world

Rachel Crane lives a badass life that keeps her busy, challenged, and fulfilled. The Port Largo resident can sometimes be found in the Keys teaching SCUBA diving...
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A Labor Day to Remember

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 hit the Florida Keys as one of the strongest hurricanes on record. That storm basically destroyed much of Islamorada and the...
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Q-Mitch – Southernmost sass and sweet tea

Key West is full of characters, but few are more colorful — literally, metaphorically, however you slice it — than Q-Mitch Jones. The bearded big man is...

THE TOOL MAN – ‘Hard work pays off’

If you don’t know Todd Switzer, then you’ve at least since his big white truck, with “Snap-On” emblazoned in red letters. He’s traveled up and down the...

Three fascinating novels about amnesia

A bonk on the head or seemingly innocent bite from a mosquito and suddenly you can’t remember your own name. It’s hard to imagine not knowing where...

Barstool Astrology: What the stars have in store

Welcome to the onset of autumn, star children. Next week’s full moon falls close to the equinox, earning it the title of “harvest moon.” In addition to...

Information being sought on Fishermen’s anchor

As the rebuild of Fishermen’s Community Hospital continues, so does the restoration effort on a key feature that sat outside the facility. The anchor located next to the...

Actions by local coastie during shooting goes recognized

Just this month, Coast Guard Bosun Tracy Mannes, 31, was awarded the service’s Coast Guard Medal for her actions in 2017, during the shooting of concert goers...

Brother, sister excited for first year at Key Largo

It’s that time of year when students hit the alarm clock, mosey on down to the kitchen for breakfast and hop out the door with backpacks on....